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  • 'Monster Hunter: World' to get 'Iceborne' expansion in 2019

    December 11, 2018 7:33 AM 76

    The 'Iceborne' expansion is set to be a story expansion set after the events of 'Monster Hunter: World' MANILA, Philippines – Game developer Capcom announced Monday, December 10, that Monster Hunter: World (MHW) would be getting an expansion called Iceborne. The Iceborne expansion is set to be a story expansion set after the events of MHW, meaning it will require

  • CEO Sundar Pichai says Google has 'checks and balances' against bias

    December 11, 2018 6:42 AM 103

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said on Monday, December 10, that the internet giant steers clear of "political bias," arguing that this is a core principle of its business to maintain trust of users. Pichai also said privacy and security are essential parts of Google's mission, and that the company is committed to working

  • Social media platforms urged to be 'better gatekeepers'

    December 9, 2018 9:44 AM 100

    Social media has its pros and cons – providing a platform for the marginalized, yet paving the way for others to abuse its vast space and wide reach MANILA, Philippines – Journalism and free speech have exponentially been affected by the rise of lies and disinformation on social media. But is regulating it the solution? This was the point of the discussion

  • Japan electronics company Pioneer bought by Hong-Kong fund

    December 7, 2018 9:04 AM 106

    Pioneer, known for its audio equipment as well as car electronics systems, says Baring Private Equity Asia agreed on a 102-billion-yen ($904 million) plan to revive the struggling Tokyo-based company TOKYO, Japan – Japanese electronics firm Pioneer said Friday it will become a wholly owned unit of a Hong Kong-based fund to rebuild itself in a deal worth

  • Google moves to curb gender bias in translation

    December 7, 2018 6:02 AM 97

    In certain languages, the translate program provided only one translation for a query, often choosing the masculine word for terms like "doctor," and the feminine word for 'nurse,' for example WASHINGTON, USA – Google said Thursday it was tweaking its translation application with the goal of reducing gender bias. The move comes amid criticism that Google

  • Photographer says Samsung used stock photo to fake a promo image

    December 6, 2018 7:46 AM 104

    Dunja Djudjic says a photoshopped version of a stock photo she took is being used to tout the capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star in Malaysia MANILA, Philippines – Photographer Dunja Djudjic revealed on DIY Photography Monday, December 3, that Samsung Malaysia appears to have used a photo taken by her with a DSLR camera in promotional material

  • Huawei 'not aware of any wrongdoing' by CFO arrested in Canada

    December 6, 2018 1:58 AM 100

    Meng, who was transferring flights in Canada when she was 'provisionally detained,' faces 'unspecified charges' in the Eastern District of New York, Huawei says BEIJING, China – Chinese telecoms giant Huawei said on Thursday it was unaware of any wrongdoing by its chief financial officer, who was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United

  • Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Sensor uses ultrasound for fingerprint security

    December 5, 2018 10:37 AM 87

    'This is the only mobile solution that can accurately detect fingerprints through numerous contaminants,' Qualcomm says of its new fingerprint sensor MANILA, Philippines – Announced Tuesday, December 4, Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Sensor takes advantage of ultrasound technology to give in-display fingerprint sensors better security and convenience

  • YouTube mobile apps to get Autoplay on Home tab function

    December 4, 2018 10:18 AM 104

    MANILA, Philippines – YouTube is bringing one of its premium features to its standard mobile app. The company announced on Tuesday, December 4, it was bringing the autoplay function to the Home tab on its Android and iOS apps. YouTube videos will automatically play on the Home tab as users scroll past. The feature works on Android and iOS. Autoplay on Home, YouTube

  • Ubisoft to set expiry dates for its Club rewards points in 2019

    December 4, 2018 7:51 AM 96

    Beginning April 1, Ubisoft Club points will expire two years from the date of acquisition. The initial tranche of unredeemed points to be expired will be points acquired on or before March 31, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Ubisoft announced on Monday, December 3, it was changing its policies around its Club rewards points mechanism. Ubisoft said on its support